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The risky business of multicloud insurance
The Wizard of Roz | 11/15/2021

Telcos need a way to address the hyperscaler lock-in. Roz Roseboro ponders whether Vodafone's TaaS platform plan is a reasonable insurance policy or another example of a telco driving recklessly.

Don't crown Big Tech the global comms kings just yet
The Wizard of Roz | 7/15/2021

What if we looked at the recent telco cloud deals through Roseboro-tinted glasses?

Four big questions about the AT&T, Microsoft cloud deal
The Wizard of Roz | 7/7/2021

A longtime market watcher reacts to the new AT&T and Microsoft cloud arrangement with a measure of surprise and a few more questions.

Nokia covers all the bases with its cloud partnerships
The Wizard of Roz | 6/16/2021

Dish went all-in with AWS. Nokia is splitting its time and attention between the three leading cloud providers. Contributing analyst Roz Roseboro looks at the merits of the approach and how it lines up with each cloud provider's strengths.

A better mousetrap, or just a trap? Questions about Dish and AWS using the public cloud for 5G
The Wizard of Roz | 6/2/2021

This isn't your typical telco-cloud partnership, but it might be the most interesting of all, given Dish's greenfield status and a handful of unanswered questions, writes contributing analyst Roz Roseboro.

Breaking down the 2021 cloud, automation and virtualization predictions
The Wizard of Roz | 1/15/2021

Some offer predictions and prognostications. Our former cloud analyst steps in with her reactions and reminds us that moving critical telco systems to the public cloud for telcos is a considerable challenge.

NFV is still making headlines. Should it?
The Wizard of Roz | 9/25/2020

A recent announcement from SKT prompts a few questions about how committed telcos are to radical network transformations.

Five questions we need to answer about the edge
The Wizard of Roz | 8/18/2020

Latency is a big reason for application performance issues, but there are several varied factors that could make or break a telco business case for edge computing.

Are telcos and hyperscalers destined to be frenemies?
The Wizard of Roz | 8/6/2020

Telcos and cloud providers are both customers and competitors. The move to 5G commercialization and private networks could deepen all sides of these complicated relationships.

Think, don't Tweet: A considered approach to cloud native
The Wizard of Roz | 7/22/2020

Will having the same team develop and manage cloud-native service provider applications result in smoother, more efficient operations in the long run?

Herding cats: The quest for 'standard' NFVi
The Wizard of Roz | 7/16/2020

Network operators require a single common infrastructure to simplify operations and cut costs. But is there a single right answer to that problem?

Vodafone's cloud-native journey: A mix of old school and new
The Wizard of Roz | 7/3/2020

The Cloud Native World program last week offered evidence of progressive telco thinking and the same old barriers to faster adoption of cloud-native architectures.

Clearing up my view of the telco cloud
The Wizard of Roz | 6/26/2020

A former cloud insider returns, with an outside-in, peek-behind-the-curtain look at the telco industry's road to becoming more cloud native.

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